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Hayward’s RESTORE Pick

January 22, 2013

The Pensacola City Council will be asked Thursday to approve David Penzone as the city’s representative on Escambia County’s RESTORE advisory committee. City Administrator Bill Reynolds informed council of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s choice during this afternoon’s…

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RESTORE Math

January 17, 2013

The Escambia County Commission is expected this afternoon to sign on to the latest formula agreed to for the county-level RESTORE Act pot. “It isn’t exactly what we wanted, but it’s what brought everybody together,” said…

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Work, It’s For the Dogs

January 14, 2013

The Escambia County Commission will consider this week if two contract kennel technician positions should be changed from contract to full-time jobs. Currently the county uses contractual labor to perform various work. It has had difficulty…

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And the Nominees Are …

January 14, 2013

With this afternoon’s deadline approaching, Escambia County has released an updated list of nominees for the RESTORE advisory committee’s environmental seat. A list of organizations which have qualified to participate in the seat’s selection process—as well…

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The Price of Peace and Quiet

January 8, 2013

Hashing out the specifics of a possible noise ordinance, some members of the Escambia County Commission flinched upon hearing the $2,000-plus price tag for decibel readers. Not Commissioner Wilson Robertson, who said the investment would be…

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Looking Out for 4-H

January 4, 2013

Prior to approving the design contract for a planned 4-H center last night, the Escambia County Commission dug deep into the organization’s concerns pertaining to costs and the possibility of securing land for agricultural purposes. “I…

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4-H Confusion?

January 3, 2013

Two Escambia County commissioners are appearing hesitant to pull the trigger on moving forward with the planned 4-H center on Stefani Road. “There’s such a misunderstanding out there,” Commissioner Wilson Robertson said during this morning’s work…

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Commission Jumps Into 2013

January 2, 2013

The first Escambia County Commission meeting of 2013 is scheduled for tomorrow, with commissioners taking up a range of issues, including the search for a county administrator and restructuring of the RESTORE Act advisory committee. Since…

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How to be a better elected official in 2013

January 2, 2013

Forbes has published a slideshow on how employees can be better. I’ve adapted the 14 points for elected officials. 1. Anticipate your district’s needs. What are the issues in your district? Not your issues–theirs. 2. Get…

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At-Large RESTORE Seats

December 21, 2012

The Escambia County Commission is looking for people to sit on its RESTORE Act advisory committee’s two at-large seats. In an effort to assess potential uses for Escambia’s portion of money realized from Clean Water Act…

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County Looks for Lorax

December 19, 2012

Escambia County needs someone to represent environmental concerns on an advisory committee being formed to prioritize uses for the expected RESTORE Act money. The county commission is forming a RESTORE Act advisory council ahead of the…

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Wilson’s Town Hall

December 10, 2012

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will host a town hall meeting tomorrow night. The meeting will include a discussion about the upcoming Merlin Road drainage project and will conclude with an open forum. Lately, the District…

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Commission Aims for Library & Gas Taxes

November 8, 2012

Continuing the currently unfolding discussion regarding funding for the West Florida Public Library system, the Escambia County Commission agreed this morning to move forward with activating a dedicated library tax and taking over management of the…

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Touart’s Return

November 1, 2012

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former…

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On the County’s Plate

November 1, 2012

During its morning work session, the Escambia County Commission’s discussion ranged from boxing regulations to development regulations, from library funding to preparing to battle it out with the state over RESTORE money. One item on tonight’s…